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MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Rise

MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Rise

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Adapter lets you use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. 4-1/2" Rise gives extra ground clearance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately. Call 800-298-8924 to order MaxxTow hitch adapters part number MT70355 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all MaxxTow products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Rise. Hitch Adapters reviews from real customers.
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MaxxTow Hitch Adapters - MT70355

  • Hitch Expander
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 6-1/2 In Extension
  • MaxxTow
  • 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch
  • Class II Only
  • Steel

Adapter lets you use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. 4-1/2" Rise gives extra ground clearance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.


Features:

  • Hitch adapter turns your 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver into a 2" receiver so that you can mount a bike rack, cargo carrier, or other 2" hitch accessory
  • Built-in rise provides extra ground clearance
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Corrosion-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Solid 1-1/4" shank
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers
    • Fits Class II hitches only
  • Hitch receiver size: 2" x 2"
  • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
  • Rise: 4-1/2"
  • Distance between pin holes: 6-1/2"
  • Distance from 1-1/4" hitch pin hole to the back of the 2" receiver: 3"
  • 90-Day warranty


Note: Using this adapter will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent. Do not use this hitch adapter in towing applications.





70355 Maxx Tow Hitch Adaptor - 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch - 4-1/2 Inch Rise






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MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch - 4-1/2" Rise - MT70355

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (205 Customer Reviews)

Adapter lets you use your 2" hitch-mounted accessories with your 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. 4-1/2" Rise gives extra ground clearance. Hitch pin and clip sold separately.

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Previously, I had purchased a straight adapter that left our bikes nearly dragging in the road so I looked for an alternative and found this offset hitch. It works great and the bikes now ride high enough that I don't have to worry about secondary roads and uneven work areas. The construction is very sturdy and has held up just fine under the weight of 3 adult bikes.. 421308



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I recently added a hitch to my new Alltrack, but they would only install a 1.25” class 2 receiver. However, all of my accessories are 2” — my bike rack, cargo carrier, etc. — so, I bought an adaptor from the installer — NONE of my accessories would fit, it was just too tight. This Maxxtow adaptor works perfectly. It’s sturdy, tight, and has the added bonus allowing me to open the tailgate with bike loaded and of getting my cargo above the exhaust. Perfect solution. 512321



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Great product, and very well planned installation on a brand new HR-V. The video indicated I would have to bend the muffler heat shield a little, but I installed that bolt/side first and let it lever the room it needed (practically none). I would say that getting inboard rear muffler isolation mount back on would be tough for a lot of people, as it was a tight space and required a great deal of prying - muffler backwards and rubber mount downwards. I also purchased an adapter to go from 1-1/4" to a 2" receiver with a 4-1/2" rise, and this made using my existing 2" flat rack and bike rack immediately usable on this vehicle. The measurements suggested it would be a close fit, and the adapter was either just touching the plastic bumper (we don't want rub marks!), or about a 1/16" away from it. I ground off about 1/8" from the top tapered down about 3/4" and it's perfect. 318643


Comments
Thanks - still love it - using it next week!
goggs - 11/11/2017

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A well made product. Heavy duty with excellent welds and powder coating. The online measurements are accurate. I had been looking for a product that would raise the height of my cargo carrier when used on my Jeep TJ. This did the job. It raised the carrier up about 4 inches and cleared the spare tire with no problems. The service from etrailer was EXCELLENT. I received my order in 2 days. 453096



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[Thumbs up] 719029



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Product delivered in timely manner. Hitch is exactly as stated. Had a hard time finding exactly what 3was needed, but natter going to e trailer and continuing to refine my search I was able to find the right product. This is not the first time i have used E Trailer. Both experiences have been painless. The only issue I have is the cost of shipping vs the cost of the product. This is not e trailers fault. Just a comment on todays transportation costs. 83301



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This item arrived on time and on great condition. The quality of workmanship is top of the line. Thanks again keep up the great work. 828281



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I bought this hoping to be able to put my 2" cargo tray on the back of my Fusion with a 1 1/4" receiver. The 1 1/4" portion of the adapter isn't long enough and the 2" portion hits my bumper before I can get the pin in. I forgot to return it so I now have a very nice paper weight! 814430



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Good quality. Wish it came with the pin. 809316



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Fits and works as advertised Works great with my Kuat bike rack 807802



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Works great! 806403



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great product but just be advised you cannot use this for towing. 805913



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Just the right attachment for the bike rack. 801980



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Exactly what I was expecting and arrived a day early. Great customer service. This is the second item that I have ordered from them and all was exactly as expected. 797099



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Super quick delivery, product worked (fit) as advertised. Overall an excellent transaction. Would recommend highly 799113



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Well made BUT.......... Too tall for a Chevy HHR as it hits the underside of the bumper cover when used with CURT C11447 hitch. Its about 3/4 of an inch too tall. 794626



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Very nice 785057



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Product was delivered quickly and it works perfectly. 781893



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Very quick, very pleased and would use them again. 782646



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Fast service and well made product for a fair price. 777047



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Great product that allowed me to utilize my bike rack on my old Volvo wagon. The bike rack wobbled a lot due to skip in the system so I welded this to my car. All the rack adapters I have utilize the 2” mount. I’d recommend this product. 773205



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Nicely made, but if it came with an extended 1.25" stinger you could pull it out to where it clears the car and cut it off and drill a pin hole in just the right spot. Don't buy this without an extension unless your receiver sticks out far enough past your bumper to clear it. I paint this stuff that sticks out bright orange and maybe add some reflector tape so I am less likely to find it with my shins and it's easier to see in parking lots. 771626



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Works great 764619



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As always I am very pleased with the products I purchase here at etrailer.com. I would like to say customer service is Great and I'm sure it is, I've never required their services. No problems, order and forget, it will arrive on time and be a quality product. Thanks. 748734



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Always on time at the right price. Quality for less. 745658


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    The distance from the back of the 2 inch hitch opening of the Brophy Hitch adapter part # HT5R back to the center of the hitch pin hole on the 1-1/4 inch shank is 3-3/8. I attached a picture where that dimension has been added as well.
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  • What is the Distance from the 1 1/4 pin hole to the Back of the 2 Receiver Tube
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  • How to Increase Height of Hitch-Mount Cargo Carrier on 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
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  • Availability of 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Adapter with 5 inches of Rise
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    The hitches available for your wife's 2013 Subaru Crosstrek XV would be a Class I hitch and the part # MT70355 is designed for Class II hitches and up. I have a solution for you, but the adapter would not work. Your best solution will be to go with a Class I hitch compatible cargo carrier like the # C18145. I attached a review video showing it being demoed on a similar Crosstrek as your wife's.
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  • Recommended Hitch Adapter for Raising Bike Rack that is Compatible with a 1-1/4 Bike Rack and Hitch
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  • Rise Adapter Recommendation for Class I Hitch for Additional Bike Rack Clearance
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  • Bumper Clearance for MaxxTow Hitch Adapter on 2006 Pontiac Vibe
    To determine if the MaxxTow Adapter # MT70355 will clear your 2006 Pontiac Vibe's bumper you can measure from the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper. You will need more than 3 inches to use the adapter. You should also know that using an adapter will reduce your trailer hitch's maximum tongue weight by 50 percent.
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